EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso Department of Public Health reported another significant climb in the death toll due to Covid-19, announcing 28 more deaths on Saturday morning.
The latest victims included:
- 2 men in their 50s
- 2 women in their 50s
- 4 men in their 60s
- 8 men in their 70s
- 2 women in their 70s
- 7 men in their 80s
- 2 women in her 80s
- 1 man in his 90s
The official death total due to the virus in El Paso County now rises to 1,187, with 168 of those coming in the last five days.
The death toll is likely to grow significantly higher in the days to come as 564 suspected Covid-19 deaths are currently under investigation by local health officials.
Also Saturday, the health department reported 608 new virus cases and 108 delayed positives to grow the pandemic case count by 716.
Currently there are 37,453 active infections in El Paso County, officials said.
For a complete look at El Paso's Covid-19 data, click here.
El Paso has now added 168 deaths to the official death toll in the last five days:— Erik Elken KVIA ABC-7 (@ErikElkenKVIA) December 12, 2020
• 28 deaths added
• 564 deaths under investigation
• 608 new cases (largest single-day total since Nov. 27)
• 37,453 active cases
• 641 hospitalized
• 251 in ICUhttps://t.co/caWOlEi62K pic.twitter.com/eMDVG97zDa